Giddings Real Estate
The land where Giddings is now located was once a part of the land granted to Stephen F. Austin in 1821 for a colony in Spanish Texas, later becoming part of Robertson Colony.
Giddings was founded in 1871 when the Houston Central Railway made its way to the area and it is possible that the area gained its name from Jabez Deming Giddings, who was a key player in bringing the railway to the Giddings area. He traveled to the area from Pennsylvania in 1838 to claim the land bounty for his brother Giles A. Gidding, who was killed at the Battle of San Jacinto. Another theory claims that the city was named after Jabez’s other brother, Dewitt Clinton Giddings.
The early settlers in the new town were mainly pioneers from the nearby communities like Shady Grove and Old Evergreen. The wide streets were the distinguishing characteristic of the town. Gidding’s first church was established in 1871. After the civil war ended, freed slaves migrated from the farms and plantations and settled in Giddings.
Early businesses in Giddings included a blacksmith shop and saloon, a millinery shop, a saddle and harness shop and an oil mill. The courthouse in Giddings was building in 1878, but burned down and was re-constructed in 1899.
Giddings’ rich history plants a seed for the community to come together and grow as a tight-knit family in a town that people love to call home.
Living in Giddings
Giddings real estate for sale includes homes on large lots, rustic and charming single-family homes and even a few modern and updated homes full of welcoming amenities. Whatever you are looking for, we can find it for you. If you are accustomed to rural living, or if you are moving from the big city, Giddings is a place that will welcome you and invite you to become a part of the close-knit community.
In a city founded on deep history, it’s no surprise that it has plenty of knowledge to offer both residents and visitors. When you make Giddings your home, you are becoming a part of that history and can immerse yourself in it by taking a trip to these different entertainment spots in the city of Giddings:
- Texas Wendish Heritage Museum
- Union Station Transportation Museum
- A Blast From the Past
- Whistle-Stop Antiques
- Bill Longley Historical Marker – Giddings City Cemetery
- Lee County Courthouse
- First Presbyterian Church
- Giddings Public Library and Research Center
- Ashley’s Attic
Learning In Giddings
Giddings Independent School District is full of Buffalo Pride! The district has five distinct goals for each of their students:
1. Improve student achievement
2. Provide instruction by highly qualified teachers
3. Provide safe and orderly climate, conducive to learning
4. Support student achievement through home, community and school communication
5. Achieve fiscal responsibility that allows for effective operations and the fulfillment of the district’s vision, mission, and goals.
This top-tier school district is a great place for your children to begin or continue their education. Students can participate in clubs and athletic teams to strengthen their academic resumes.
Enjoy the laidback lifestyle Giddings has to offer. We want to introduce you to your new community and home! Contact us today.